POOLE SPEEDWAY TIMELINE 1948 – 2017

1948 Poole Speedway Ltd formed. Directors C Brewer, E.J. Crutcher, and H Hayden
Joined Division Three of the National League.
First meeting held at Poole Stadium 26 April .
Tour of Sweden, the first English club to tour abroad.

1950 National League Division Three Runners-up.

1951 Change of ownership. Directors G Bravery and L Matchan.
National League Division Three Champions. Club promoted to Division Two
Festival of Britain Shield winners

1952 National League Division Two Champions
Brian Crutcher becomes first Poole rider to reach an FIM World Individual Final

1953 National League Division Two Runners-up

1954 National League Division Two Runners-up
Tour of Sweden

1955 National League Division Two Champions. Club promoted to Division One.
Tour of Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.

1957 Club closed due to lack of support and fuel rationing
Poole resign from National League Division One.
Change of ownership. Director E.J.Crutcher
Club race Open meetings only
Two league matches raced at Poole by Rayleigh.

1958 Change of Ownership. Director Vic Gooden
Poole rejoin Division One

1959 Tour of Poland

1960 Change of ownership. Directors C.J. Knott, J Knott, and C Foot.
Stadium redeveloped. New track installed.
Club elect to join the Provincial League
Provincial League Runners-up

1961 Provincial League Champions

1962 Provincial League Champions

1965 Club become founder members of the British League.
Ronnie Genz first Poole rider to appear in the British Final.

1969 British League Champions
Tour of Poland

1972 Christer Lofqvist becomes first Poole rider to win the Golden Helmet Match Race championship.

1976 Malcolm Simmons becomes first Poole rider to win the British Championship

1977 Neil Middleditch becomes first Poole rider to reach the FIM World Junior Championship final

1979 Change of ownership. Directors R Fearman and J Fearman.
Ron Preston becomes first Poole rider to win the FIM World Junior Championship

1984 Poole Speedway Ltd liquidated at end of 1984.

1985 Change of ownership. Directors M Stewkesbury, P Ansell, A Hodder.  Club elect to race in the National League
National League Runners-up

1986 National League Runners-up

1988 National League Runners-up

1989 National League Champions

1990 National League Champions
National League Knockout Cup winners
New Track installed

1994 British League Champions
New Track installed

1995 Jason Crump wins the FIM World Junior Championship

1996 New Track installed – FIM approved.

1998 Kelvin Tatum wins FIM World Longtrack Championship.

1999 Change of ownership. Directors M Ford and M Golding.
Elite League Runners – up
Lee Richardson wins the FIM World Junior Championship.

2000 Mark Loram becomes first Poole rider to win the FIM World Individual Championship

2001  Elite League Runners-up
Craven Shield Champions
Tony Rickardson wins FIM World Individual Championship.

2002 Craven Shield Champion
Tony Rickardsson wins FIM World Championship

2003 Elite League Champions
Elite League Knockout Cup winners
BSPA League Cup winners

2004 Elite League Champions
Elite League Knockout Cup winners

2005 Krzysztof Kasprzak wins FIM World Junior Championship

2006 Craven Shield Champions

2008 Change of ownership. Matt Ford becomes sole owner.
Elite League Champions

2010 Elite League Knockout Cup winners
Elite League Runners-up
Darcy Ward wins the FIM World Junior Championship

2011 Elite League Champions
Elite League Knockout Cup winners

2012 Elite League Knockout Cup winners
Chris Holder wins the FIM World Individual Championship
BSPA Elite Shield winners

2012 Elite League Runners-up
BSPA Elite Shield winners

2013 Elite League Champions

2014 Elite League Champions
BSPA Elite Shield winners

2015 Elite League Champions
BSPA Elite Shield winners

2016 BSPA Elite Shield winners

2017 BSPA Elite Shield winners